Plan Grotesque is a sturdy, unpretentious typeface for text of any kind; it is a functional workhorse, but has enough character to be distinctive at larger sizes because of its distinguishing closing terminals.PDF Specimen
Plan Grotesque is a sturdy, unpretentious typeface for text of any kind; it is a functional workhorse, but has enough character to be distinctive at larger sizes. Plan Grotesque has distinguishing closing terminals, and unlike Grotesque typefaces of the previous century it comes with a true italic. It has friendly, subtly modulated strokes and is more refined and economic than traditional grotesques. Plan Grotesque comes in a comprehensive range of weights, widths and display versions.
Each weight of Plan Grotesque includes eight different kinds of numerals. Proportional lining figures come as default figures in Plan Grotesque. It also, however, includes old-style figures, tabular numerals (both lining and old-style), superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals. For running text, old-style figures work best; for use in capital setting, use lining figures. When you take a licence for this font, you can choose your own default numeral variant.
The Plan Grotesque family
The Plan Grotesque family consists of two flavours of the fonts – a text version and a stencil version – each available in two different widths, normal width, and a space-saving Condensed version. The stencil cuts emphasise the industrial origins of the typeface, working well for display purposes, while the text version performs well even in small body text sizes.
- DesignGayaneh Bagdasaryan (Cyrillic)Peter Biľak (Greek)Nikola Djurek (Latin)
- ContributorsIgino Marini (Cyrillic, Greek, Latin)
- AwardsInternational Association of Art Critics Award 2011
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smcpMost Typotheque fonts implement the Small Caps feature. In Adobe applications you can replace lower case letters with small caps using the keyboard shortcut (⌘ + ⇧ + H), or the OpenType menu.
All Small Capitals
smcp, c2scThere are two methods of applying small capitals. The first one replaces only lower case letters with small caps. The second method, All Small Caps, also replaces capital letters with small caps. It also replaces regular quotation marks, exclamation points, question marks, slashes and usually also numerals with small caps variants.
Case Sensitive Forms
caseWhen the ‘change to caps’ function is applied from within an application (not when text is typed in caps) appropriate case-sensitive forms are automatically applied. Regular brackets, parenthesis, dashes and hyphens are replaced with their capital forms.
Circled numerals and arrows
dligThe discretionary ligature feature creates real arrows when you type the combination -> (right arrow), <- (left arrow), -^ (up arrow) or ^- (down arrow). It also creates enclosed numerals when you type numerals inside parenthesis, and inverse enclosed numerals when you type numerals inside brackets. Discretionary ligatures are off by default in Adobe applications.
ligaStandard ligatures are those which are designed to improve the readability of certain letter pairs. For example, when this feature is activated, typing ‘f’ and ‘i’ will automatically produce the ‘fi’ ligature. Using ligatures does not affect the spelling and hyphenation of your text in any way.
Proportional Old-style Figures
onum, pnumTypotheque fonts contain various styles of numerals within one font. Proportional Lining Figures come standard in all our headline and newspaper fonts. Their proportions are specifically designed to work well with capital letters (for example, in headlines). The proportional Old-style Figures feature changes standard figures to Old-style Figures which work well in running text, as they have the same proportions as lower case letters with their ascenders and descenders.
Tabular Lining Figures
lnum, tnumTabular figures are for use in tables where numerals need to be aligned vertically. Tabular figures are available as a OpenType feature and have a fixed width in all weights. Typotheque fonts include both Lining and Old-style Tabular figures.
Tabular Old-style Figures
onum, tnumTabular figures are for use in tables where numerals need to be aligned vertically. Tabular figures are available as a OpenType feature and have a fixed width in all weights. Typotheque fonts include both Lining and Old-style Tabular figures.
fracTypotheque OpenType fonts already include a number of pre-designed diagonal fractions. The fraction feature allows you to create other fractions quickly and easily.
supsReplaces all styles of figures (old style, tabular, lining) and letters with their superior alternates, which can be used for footnotes, formulas, etc. Superior characters are more legible than mathematically scaled characters, have a similar stroke weight, are spaced more generously, and better complement the rest of the text.
sinfReplaces all styles of figures (old style, tabular, lining) and letters with their inferior alternates, used primarily for mathematical or chemical notation. Inferior characters are more legible than mathematically scaled characters, have a similar stroke weight, are spaced more generously, and better complement the rest of the text